With its layered contradictions, the song reveals Cohen’s work as a Jew to comprehend a holy, broken world.
There are live doves involved.
A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland just became an instant internet sensation after footage of her singing “Hallelujah” was posted online.
A Christian band has released a Christmas version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’ Sigal Samuel hates it — but not for the reasons you might think.
If time really is money, then the song that producer Igor Sandler recorded on Tuesday at his Moscow studio not only will be the longest tune ever released, but may be among the costliest to make.
Ladino, the language of the Judeo-Spanish Diaspora, has unfairly languished behind Yiddish in the Jewish language popularity sweepstakes. With the release of her 2009 U.K. album “Sentir” in the United States and an accompanying tour, including upcoming shows in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Israeli singer Yasmin Levy joins a bevy of artists trying to change that. Alongside artists like Sarah Aroeste, Judith Cohen and Flory Jagoda, Levy tries to channel a rich, transnational, historical genre for modern audiences. Like those artists, she has succeeded in evoking something distant and foreign. She has failed in similar ways too, producing another Ladino project trapped as a token of the past without bringing anything exciting and new to the table.